The PIAA Data Sharing Project is a collaborative effort for the medical professional liability (MPL) community to collectively analyze claims data. Data, which is contributed by participating PIAA member companies, is aggregated and then safeguarded for confidentiality, and made available in multiple formats for the benefit of those with an interest in MPL claims trends, loss-causation data, defense costs, and other key analytics.

The DSP offers a collegial environment where participants can connect with other MPL insurers and contribute to and benefit from collectively strong statistical data.

As an independent forum for MPL data, the DSP provides information that allows participating companies to enhance healthcare risk management and patient safety efforts, track MPL costs, and to further efforts to seek or maintain effective medical liability reform.

Benefits

  • Free training
  • MPL data submission via web application
  • 48 free reports
    • National aggregate MPL Closed Claim Comparative Report PLUS your company specific information
    • National aggregate MPL Specialty Specific Series (23 reports) PLUS your company specific information
  • Free subscription to Research Notes and DSP Blackboard
  • Significant discounts on studies
  • Free query requests
  • Utilization of DSP data and publications for corporate/departmental initiatives/projects
  • Automatically eligible to be part of the Data Sharing Advisory Subcommittee (DSAC)
  • Free interactive dashboards (coming soon in 2015)

Participation Criteria

Participation is free and is open to all PIAA regular or industry associate members (domestic or international). Hospital and Healthcare Professional Liability data may be submitted daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, or semiannually. Data validation is automated to ensure clean, correct, and useful data is submitted. ICD-9 or ICD-10 codes are used to identify conditions and procedures involved in the MPL event. Upon agreement to participate, a DSP Reference Manual will be provided and a training session will be scheduled.


Confidentiality

The PIAA has established data sharing safeguards to ensure the collection and reporting of company specific data are not identified to other DSP participants or the public. All data reported is aggregated and provided within groupings.


Data Sharing Advisory Committee

The Data Sharing Advisory Committee (DSAC) is divided into two committees and meets biannually. The DSAC is comprised of multi-disciplinary individuals from DSP participating member companies. The DSAC meetings allow the PIAA Research Department to discuss aspects of the DSP, which include updates, collaborations, and general discussion by PIAA members, as well as the committee members to recommend or advise on the activities of the PIAA research department.

PIAA members interested in participating in the PIAA Data Sharing Project or interested in learning more about involving your company in DSAC, please contact P. Divya Parikh at 301.947.9000 or dparikh@piaa.us.